Posts tagged with: Galaxy Nexus

[Full Galaxy Nexus Review] Released in November 2011, the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung is the first phone to come preloaded with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Inside the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone is a 1.2GHz dual core Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM. On front is a Super AMOLED display with a 720x1280 resolution and measures 4.6-inches diagonal. It features two cameras, one rear facing five-megapixel camera with LED flash capable of recording in up to 1080p HD and a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat. Other features on the Galaxy Nexus include NFC support, on screen navigational buttons rather than capacitive or physical and a Nexus S like contour display. Read on for the latest Samsung Nexus S news, reviews and videos:

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    Have you ever wondered why it's so difficult to transfer something from one phone or tablet to another using NFC? Isn't NFC supposed to make everything easier? I've got the answer to that question, along with a look back at another "transport mechanism" in this week's episode of the Android Guy Weekly. In the days before NFC we had IrDA Long, long ago (okay, not that long ago) we had something called IrDA that literally let you transfer stuff at the speed of light! Infrared light, to be precise... Who knew the speed of light was so slow! IrDA transfers took a long time, but with them you ...

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    No, it is not Jelly Bean, or at least not just yet. As Michael Fisher points it out in his editorial as well as the After the Buzz episode dedicated to the phone, Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners are not happy owners when it comes to the Nexus experience and timely Android platform updates. However, a leak from Verizon's system is showing an upcoming OTA update for the phone. It is reportedly build IMM76Q and there are so far mixed reports: some believe it is a performance improvement and bug fix update while others consider it to be a very small refresh meant to avoid future possible ...

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    We are very lucky to live in today's world of technology, even though many of us don't know it. The multitude of platforms and device manufacturers, as well as the diversity in hardware design, specs and form factors allow us to choose those gadgets which perfectly suit our needs (and pockets). We thought we'd let all of our dear readers know what devices the Pocketnow Editors are carrying at the moment. Carrier variant or unlocked, black, white or other flavor, small, medium or large, tablet, phablet or smartphone, they're all there for us to choose from. Let's dive right in! Adam Z Lein ...

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    For me, the Galaxy Nexus LTE was a series of firsts: it was my first Verizon phone, first LTE device, and my first smartphone with "Nexus" branding. All these attributes were impressive: Verizon's network had a top-notch reputation, LTE was rumored to be super-fast, and getting a Nexus device was supposed to be the short road to timely Android updates and the coolest Google-sourced features. This combination of positives helped justify the $299 expense, and filled me with hope for great things when I bought the phone back in January. Six months later, have these dreams come to pass? Has ...

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    When Google introduces a new Nexus-series device, we know we'll have a fresh Android revision to play with, along with all the new features and improvements that arrive with such a release, but that's only a part of what makes Nexus models so captivating. Google's been taking full advantage of the high-profile spot these devices take to draw attention to new hardware, which we often see subsequently adopted by manufacturers all across the Android spectrum. You can call it Google leading the direction the market's heading, or just acting as inspiration, but there's no doubt that its Nexus ...

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    What would you do if your smartphone went missing? Here's the real story of how my wife's GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus was "stolen" -- and a bizarre turn-of events that makes me want to get new locks on my doors. Background I was an early adopter and got my unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus before a lot of other people (I still can't thank Hashim in England enough for helping me out). It cost the proverbial arm and a leg to get it, but in this industry you've sometimes got to make sacrifices. A Pleasant Surprise My wife wasn't a fan of the large size, but she did like the new operating system and ...

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    If you've been following the most recent developments in the legal shoving match taking place between Apple and Samsung, you're no doubt aware of the recent success Apple's seen in having preliminary injunctions against certain Samsung models granted. Sure, the Galaxy Nexus injunction was later given a temporary stay, but Apple must be feeling pretty confident about its position. To that end, it's just come to light that Apple decided to take matters into its own hands, and has been directly contacting retailers and carriers who do business with Samsung to warn them not to sell the Galaxy ...

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    Android has come a long way in the past four years. From their initial release that even lacked a pastry name and where a software keyboard wasn't even included, to the powerhouse we've come to love with Ice Cream Sandwich. Times have definitely changed, and one of the reasons why Android is one of my platforms of choice is specifically because of how fast they've changed. Some have compared Android to the Windows Mobile of our time, but I tend to disagree. It is the platform that any OEM can customize to their taste, but the difference between Android's first iteration and Ice Cream ...

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    The Asus-made Google Nexus 7 might not be in the hands of their future owners yet but those select few who managed to grab one -- either by attending Google I/O or by spending way too much on it on eBay -- are now seeing an update being rolled out. It's Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean build JRO03C. There's no changelog attached but those who took it for a spin noticed the appearance of Google Wallet -- which is kind of strange on its own on a tablet, not to mention a WiFi-only slate. Owners of the Samsung-made Google Galaxy Nexus are in for the same treat. After re-appearing in the Play Store, ...

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    It's been about two weeks since I started using Jelly Bean, both on a Nexus 7 tablet and also on a Verizon Galaxy Nexus. And soon, thanks to the efforts of the development community, many of you will get an early upgrade to Jelly Bean thanks to the release of its source code on the AOSP. Your best shot of getting the new OS won't come from manufacturers, as they have yet to firmly commit to upgrades, but it'll come from sites like XDA, where eager developers compile builds of Jelly Bean for specific devices. Or, you can wait for more finished products, like CyanogenMod 10, which is ...

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    So, Google did this thing the other day where they announced a tablet computer called the Nexus 7. Then, we did this thing where we got a hold of one and reviewed it. And since these things happened we've been talking a lot about that tablet: what it means, when it might ship, and whether it's going to have any brothers or sisters. It's been a pretty big deal. This being the mobile world, the news didn't stop there: Apple scored a crucial, if temporary, victory over Google in the most recent round of patent wars between the goliaths, resulting in a ban on American sales of the latter's ...

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    After Apple's preliminary injunction forced Google to pull the Galaxy Nexus from the Google Play store last week, we learned that its absence would be short-lived, and Google was planning to reintroduce the phone for sale sometime this week. It hasn't wasted any time, and the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus is back up for sale as of now. One way or another, Google was going to see this happen, and thanks to both a temporary stay of the injunction order, as well as a software patch to remove the offending functionality, Google found no obstacles remaining in its path. Even though Google has the Galaxy ...

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    Samsung rounds-out this week with decisions coming in on a pair of rulings made regarding the sales injunctions against two of its Androids. Ultimately, the manufacturer finds its fortunes split, with one ruling supporting and one against its interests. Good news first: the preliminary injunction halting imports of the Galaxy Nexus has received a temporary stay, clearing Google to resume sales of the handset. Sure, it was planning on doing so next week anyway, after releasing Jelly Bean for the phone and making some small modifications to avoid infringing upon the single issue at hand, but ...

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    If it's not one thing, it's another. No matter how great the latest smartphone to arrive sounds on paper, spend enough time actually using it, and you'll always end up finding something that bugs you. It might be a problem with the build quality, or some unintuitive software, but users will always find something to complain about. FixYa's been keeping track of the complaints it hears regarding several popular models, giving us a look at some of the top user-reported issues. In the Android camp, we've got the brand-new Galaxy S III, as well as the Galaxy Nexus. For both models, the ...

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    Earlier today, the first sign emerged that Verizon was testing a new update for the Galaxy Nexus, and quite the petite one at that; rather than the multi-megabyte downloads we're used to, the update to GNex system software build IMM76Q is reportedly under a meg. It seems that Verizon isn't quite ready to push this one out widely just yet, but there's already speculation that it will deliver Google's so-called fix to get around the phone's legal troubles. If the ban only covers phone imports, though, why would phones already in the hands of users need to be updated at all? The end goal for ...

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